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Jan 17, 2013 4:30am PST
problems and mike is watching the temperatures. both have reports coming up. >> across the country, president obama's proposed bans on new assault weapons and high capacity clips struck a nerve among those who make the laws and those who enforce. lawmakers in texas, wyoming, and tennessee have rushed to introduce legislation to preempt the president's proposal. the sheriffs in oregon and kentucky are refusing to enforce any new gun control laws. legal experts say their power to defy federal law are limited and the rhetoric is simply political posturing. >> a bay area lawmaker is taking action after the suicide of an internet activist facing federal computer hacking charges after honor schwarz was found hanging on friday. he was being prosecuted for using the m.i.t. computers to access scholarly articles. he was was disstraight over the charges. the law named in memory of him limits the broad scope of the existing law. >> yes, it is another "spare the air" day. there could be haze. >> avoid burning wood. mike? >> it is very cold again. good morning, everyone. it is cold everywhere c
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Jan 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
sunday. but as we pointed out here, crabtree has not been charged. >> ama: president obama has officially begun his second term, taking the oath of office to serve the country for another four years. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> i will faithfully execute. >> i will faithty cite. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability... >> the president took the oath in a private ceremony in the white house, required to take place on this day under the constitution. tomorrow he'll do it again in a public ceremony on the national mall. final preparations are underway for the big public oath. the parade, and two inaugural balls. a member of the presidential inaugural committee says it can be daunting job. >> you want to make sure everything is as perfect as we can make it. >> ama: the inaugural festivities kicked off yesterday. the kid held an inaugural ball of their own with performances by usher, members of the cast of glee and katy perry. our coverage of the inauguration begins t
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Jan 20, 2013 5:30pm PST
multiple times. just a day after thousands of gun owners rallied in state capitals across this country. the campaign was organized to push back against the drive by president obama to reign in gun violence in this country. david kerley is at the white house tonight. >> reporter: a scramble at a gun show. dozens run in raleigh, after a shot gun is accidentally fired. three people hit. in two other states, two other accidental shootings at gun shows with two more injured. but it wasn't chaotic everywhere. >> hey, we finally made it in! >> reporter: calling it "guns across america," supporters turned out at rallies and gun shows, opposing the president's plan. >> tell americans they can't have something, they're going to go out and get it. >> reporter: gun control was not on the president's second-term agenda until what he called, the worst day of his presidency when he was told about the massacre at sandy hook elementary. he now mentions this effort nearly daily. >> to protect our children and protect them from the horrors of gun violence. >> protecting our children from harm. >> reporter: th
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Jan 18, 2013 11:00am PST
, let's hear some of these impressions. >> [as barack obama] well, meredith, uh, you know, we have an important election coming up. the very nature and fabric of our country will be decided. uh, it's important, you know? so that's my obama. >> that's very good. >> i don't want to, like, be-- you know, it's a bipartisan program. [as george w. bush] so i'll do my bush, you know. today, uh, i'm here-- time-out, folks. there are words floating through the air in front of me. i'm freakin' out. [laughter] so those are my presidents. >> they're very good, daniel. >> thank you. [cheers and applause] i've got to-- i may never--i may never be on tv ever again.
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Jan 21, 2013 6:30am PST
great country, four more successful years, barack obama. >> hear, hear. >> hear, hear. >> michelle and the speaker of the house came to a meeting of the minds that i may be delaying the proceedings too much and so i'm just going to be extraordinarily brief and say thank you. to my vice president who has not only been an extraordinary partner, but an extraordinary friend and to dr. jill biden, who as partnered with my wife with an extraordinary generosity on behalf of our men and women in uniform. to the entire cabinet that is here, i'm grateful to you, some of you are staying and some of are you leaving but i know the extraordinary sacrifices that you and my team have made to try to advance the cause of progress in this country, and i'm always going to be grateful to you for that. to the speaker of the house and nancy pelosi, to democratic leader harry reid, as well as republican leader mitch mcconnell and to all the congressional leaders and all the members of congress who are here, i recognize that democracy is not always easy and i recognize there are profound differences in this ro
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Jan 21, 2013 4:00am PST
firework >> as he reveals his vision for the country. the perils and promises ahead. and obama's agenda for america. >>> and good morning, america. we're live to you, right now, across the country.
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Jan 20, 2013 2:00am PST
pacifica, 200 people showed up to support individual rights and to voice their fear president obama will take away their guns. the crowd recited the pledge of eye leans which showed their love of country but not the government. there were chevrolet gun shows across the country, and accidental shootings happened in three of in raleigh, shotgun went off and three people were hit by pellets in indiana and ohio, accidental shootings at two gun shows injured two people. no one was seriously injured. >> in san leandro today young women were invited to write letters to victims of tragedy. they rote letters to families of victims of hurricane sandy and thesandy hook shooting. >> didn't like it they hurt so many people, and i just want to stop the violence, what's happening in the school, and to keep the school safe. >> ama: the letters will be published in a book. >> leigh has the full look at the forecast. >> leigh: what a day it was. oakland high today, 70. we had 72 in santa cruz. close to those values tomorrow. live doppler 7hd mainly clear, a few high clouds near san jose, towards sant
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Jan 14, 2013 5:00am PST
general holder and other cabinet members and will give president obama a comprehensive package of recommendations tomorrow. some lawmakers say the connecticut school shooting transform the country and memberships are ready if sticker gun laws but the national rifle association says they have enough support in congress to block any new laws that would ban assault weapons. >> resident would want to turn in guns for cash can do it tomorrow at five marin county locations. cashing in firearms is a fitting tribute on martin luther king's birthday on tuesday. they raised $40,000 for the program similar to the gun buy backs held in san francisco and oakland last month. they will offer $200 for semi-automatic and $100 for other firearms. those who turn in violent video games can get up to $10 if money is still available. locations will be on tomorrow from 11 a.m. until 8:00 people in novato and st. andrew's church in marin city. >> a 25-year-old man who raped a san francisco woman during a robbery is in instead this morning. authorities say he forced his way into the residence as she was g
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Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
something he put at the front of his presidency. >> president obama has tried to unify the country on the issue of race. he understands that we have not overcome, in terms of race. that dr. king's dream is very much alive. we haven't fulfilled this dream. this is a very historic year. the 50th anniversary of the march on washington for jobs and freedom. this is also an anniversary of megaer evens. and his wife, myrlie evers-williams will speak. >> and he is free to speak out on the second term. >> why not? these are american issues we are talking about. we talk about jobs and the economy. if dr. king were alive today, he would press president obama to end the inequality in our country to address poverty. those are universal now because poverty is a white issue, as well as a black and hispanic issue, as well. >> cokie pointed out. this is when we try to set aside our political differences. that's some of the unfinished business of president obama's first term. >> the main part of the unfinished business of his first term had to do with the divisions in this country. he said he was g
ABC
Jan 15, 2013 7:00am PST
highest court ordered the prime minister of the country to be arrested for corruption, adding to the political turmoil already being fueled by the mass demonstrations you see here in the streets. >>> meanwhile, here, president obama is expected to announce his plan to reduce gun violence as early as today. but many states are not waiting. last night, the republican-controlled senate in new york approved what's being called the toughest gun restrictions in the country, including a full ban on assault weapons and ammunition clips that hold more than seven rounds. and new background checks to keep guns away from the mentally ill. >>> and parents, before you write that next check for college tuition, you might want to take a listen to this. a new study finds that the more money parents give to their children for college, the lower their grades are. apparently, getting a blank check leaves many students feeling less motivated. hmm. students getting money from mom and dad, are more likely to graduate. >> that's awesome. >> that is. >>> and a bizarre one here. police in sweden are trying to
ABC
Jan 20, 2013 6:00am PST
national day of service. the obamas joined americans across the country in volunteering. >> final preparation are underway for the big public oath, the parade and the two inaugural balls. >> we want to make sure everything is as perfect as we can make it. >> at his first inauguration nearly 2 million people showed up. while they expect a smaller crowd this time, expect the pump to be every bit as big. president obama starts his second term with a 55% approval rating, his highest since 2009. but many say the country is headed seriously on the wrong track. fortunately for the huge crowd coming out here tomorrow the temperature is expected in the high 30s. that is a lot warmer than mr. obama's first inaugural. reporting live, abc7 news. >> thank you very much. coming up on a special edition of "this week." white house senior advisor david plouffe looks ahead to his second term. his cocharacters eva longoria, previews the celebrations. you can see the whole picture this morning at 8:00 on "this week" with george stephanopoulos right here on abc7. our coverage begins tomorrow at 4:00 a
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Jan 20, 2013 5:00am PST
. yesterday was also a national day of service. the obama's joined americans across the country in control tier. >> everybody here, adults to children, understand the importance of giving back. >> final preparations are underway for the big public oath, the parade and the two inaugural balls. >> with something of this size and magnitude you want to make sure everything is as perfect as we can possibly make it. >> at his first inauguration nearly 2 million showed up. speak they expect a smaller crowd this time. he starts his second term with a 55% approval rating, his highest since 2009, but he faces enormous challenges. 54% of the country say the country is headed seriously on the wrong track. fortunately for the huge crowd coming out here tomorrow the temperature is expected in the high 30s. a heckuva lot warmer than during mr. obama's first inauguration. reporting live in washington. abc7 news. >> you are right. i was there four years ago, and it was frigid. let me ask you about security at the inaugurations. the crowd is smaller this time around, but i'm sure the security is just as tig
ABC
Jan 18, 2013 5:30pm PST
four years ago for the obama presidency and family. my country tis of thee ♪ sweet land of liberty ♪ of thee i sing ♪ land where my father died ♪ land of the pilgrims' pride ♪ from every every mountain top ♪ ♪ ♪ let freedom, freedom, freedom ring ♪ ♪ let it ring ♪ let it ring ♪ let it ring >>> they're behind the rest of the country but the flu has come to california tonight you can prevent your kids from being part of the epidemic. >> where are the waves? conditions we found at one of the world's best surfing spots with the renowned competition just day as way. >> we're live in atlanta tonight for nfc championship. gateway to the super bowl and 49ers quest for six. >> off they go. here, you can see the soon to be super bowl champion 49ers boarding a charter flight to atlanta. >> that is this sunday. 49 jerz a last practice today before taking off for georgia this afternoon. abc 7 news is already in atlanta. but we start with our wayne freedman live in san jose. wayne? >> they're on their way to atlanta. we shot the pictures at 3:30 this afternoon. big question
ABC
Jan 17, 2013 5:00am PST
that leaves you with a boost long after you have taken them off and silky >> across the country, president obama's proposed ban on new assault weapons and high capacity clips has struck a nerve among those who make the laws and those who enforce them. recently, lawmakers in texas, wyoming, missouri, and tennessee have rushed to introduce legislation to preempt the president's proposal. sheriffs in oregon and kentucky are refusing to enforce any new gun laws but the power to defy federal law are limited and the rhetoric is simply political posturing. >> if you drink a popular juice to prevent health disease or treat prostate cancer, the federal trade commission says you could waste your time ruling that there were deceptive ads over a juice that said they could reduce colds and low down the growth of prostate tumors and a law judge ruled similarly last year and the company is asking an appeal courts to reverse the fining. >> is there time? we have talked about house cold and frosty it has been, and the warm-up in the afternoon comes so late...after you have suffered in the mornin
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Jan 20, 2013 8:00am PST
. obama subscribes is that he's tremendously persuasive. i don't think his advocacy of obama care and the health care bill supports that. >> it did pass. >> it did pass with chicanery and reconciliation and lots of other things, but he did not move the country which is what he's trying to do with the nra. obama's approval rating 52%, the nra's approval rating 54%. >> republicans in congress is 17%. >> since gun control came back to the top of the agenda, the nra has acquired 250,000 new members, so we're going to find out. you saw by putting up the statements by some of the democratic senators that there's a resistance in the democratic caucus because they have six seats up next time. >> all of those senators, i showed. >> in states where mr. obama got less than 42% of the votes, the republicans need to control the senate six seats. >> so how hard does he push this, cokie? >> i think he pushes parts of it. the assault weapons ban is obviously a huge problem and that's what most people are pushing back against. although it is interesting with the increased number of women in congress t
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Jan 14, 2013 4:30am PST
general holder and other cabinet members. he'll give president obama a comprehensive package of recommendations tomorrow. lawmakers say the connecticut school shooting transformed the country and americans are ready for stricter gun laws. the national rifle association says it has enough support in congress to block any new laws banning assault weapons. >> four local counties are sponsoring a gun guy back tomorrow and marin county is the drop off point. they raised $40,000 to pay for the weapons. officials say cashing in the firearms is a fitting tribute to nonviolence on martin luther king's birthday on tuesday. people can get $200 for a semi-automatic rifle and shotguns and $100 for other firearms. those who turn in violent video games can get up to $10 if there is still money available. locations open tomorrow from 11:00 in the morning until 8:00 p.m. at police stations in the area including st. andrew's church in marin city. >> 25-year-old man accused 6 raping a san francisco woman during a robbery is in custody. he forced his way into the residence on saturday night late. a
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Jan 16, 2013 12:35am PST
begin with america and its guns, as president obama prepares to announce his sweeping plan to curb gun violence tomorrow, across the country millions have already rushed out to buy a record number of new guns. and one man who thinks that's a very good thing, radio shock jock alex jones. he made national headlines last week with a fiery pro-gun tirade that quickly went viral, and that's not all he's got to say. here is abc's dan harris. >> reporter: are you for hitler or against hitler? whatever they say is the opposite. they never tell the truth. >> reporter: tonight as millions of americans worry about the government taking away their guns, this man, alex jones, is pushing a lot of buttons. >> and i'm here to tell you, 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms. we will not relinquish them. do you understand? >> reporter: when alex jones went on cnn's piers morgan to discuss gun control in the wake of the sandy hook massacre -- >> you're a hatchet man of the new world order. >> reporter: he created a sensation. this video went massively viral. >> you think you're a tough
ABC
Jan 15, 2013 5:00am PST
. president obama is reviewing proposals from vice president biden's gun violence task force while in new york state they will enact the most restrictive gun legislation in the country. we are live in washington, dc, with the latest from our reporter. >> good morning, president obama said he is not going to worry about the politics of gun control but will worry about what makes sense. some of the major proposals will need congressional approval. >> president obama will unveil the plan for curbing gun violence this woke promising action with or without help from congress. >> i am confident there are steps we can take that do not require legislation and are if my authority as president. >> the president's gun task force identified executive actions he can take but at the top of the list is reinstating the i salt weapons ban and extending background checks for people with purchase firearms at gun show which requires congress to act. >> members of congress have to have a debate and examine their conscience. >> according to a washington post/abc news poll there is overwhelming support for
ABC
Jan 17, 2013 4:00am PST
obama's new proposals. mr. obama introduced them yesterday at the white house, as abc's jonathan karl reports. >> reporter: as gun sales across the country continue their record pace, gun advocates reacted swiftly to the president. declaring they will fight his proposals on every level. when the president made his announcement, he was joined by four kids that wrote him letters after sandy hook. >> julia said -- julia, where are you? i'm not scared for my safety. i'm scared for others. >> reporter: rush limbaugh mocked that. >> the children are writing letters to the president. we don't want to die. we don't want to die. >> reporter: the president's proposal, if passed by congress, would ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazine clips. and require background checks on virtually every gun sale. even those between private individuals at gun shows. he called on supporters to put pressure on members of congress. >> ask them, what's more important? doing whatever it takes to get an "a" grade from the gun lobby that funds their campaigns? or giving parents some peace of mind when they d
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Jan 19, 2013 11:00pm PST
to voice their fear president obama will take away their guns. the crowd recited the pledge of eye leans which showed their love of country but not the government. there were chevrolet gun shows across the country, and accidental shootings happened in three of them. in raleigh, shotgun went off and three people were hit by pellets in indiana and ohio, accidental shootings at two gun shows injured two people. no one was seriously injured. >> in san leandro today young women were invited to write letters to victims of tragedy. they rote letters to families of victims of hurricane sandy and the sandy hook shooting. >> didn't like it they hurt so many people, and i just want to stop the violence, what's happening in the school, and to keep the school safe. >> ama: the letters will be published in a book. >> leigh has the full look at the forecast. >> leigh: what a day it was. oakland high today, 70. we had 72 in santa cruz. close to those values tomorrow. live doppler 7hd mainly clear, a few high clouds near san jose, towards santa cruz, gilroy. but clear sky in the north bay. and that
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Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
day. stay with us. the news at 6:00 continues. >>> the obama administration confirms tonight one american is kaed, several others still being held hostage. the hostages being neld a natural gas complex in a remote section of the country. at least 12 hostages from various other countries have been killed despite a rescue effort. militants targeted the plant wednesday, it's unclear at this point how many remain. >> will not rest until we restore security to this vital region. and to bring those who would terrorize and kill innocent people to justice. >> militants are willing to exchange them for two prisoners in the u.s.. one is the sheek that masterminded the 2003 world trade center bombing. >> lance armstrong will reveal more of his secret life tonight after hiding years of cheating. he sat down with an interview with oprah winfrey. he confessed to using a variety of banned substances and taking blood transfusions and injecting performance-enhacing drugs. >> i view this situation as one big lie. that i repeated a lot of times. >> two local reporters uncovered steroid cheating in
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Jan 21, 2013 3:00am PST
. david muir, abc news, washington. >> everybody loves those behind the scenes peeks. the obama administration decided to cut down to just two official balls this year, because the economic state of the country, they wanted to scale back. it's the fewest in decades. >> that makes sense for what's going on right now. >> reality of the times. did you get your invite? >> i got mine. >> no. mine. >> no. >> big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male an
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Jan 13, 2013 6:00am PST
determine where the flu is circulating and which countries are hardest hit. >>> this morning the treasury department said the trillion dollars coin idea to solve the debt crisis is off the table. some of president barack obama's allies have been promoting that strategy. mint a trillion dollars coin, deposit it and draw the funds to pay bills should congress fail to raise the debt ceiling. treasury officials say it's illegal to mint a coin for a purpose like that. >>> he's considered one of the greatest cyclists of all-time but hanging over his head are charges of doping to achieve that success. now lance armstrong may be coming clean about drug use during his tour de france races. abc news reporter mark greenblat has the latest. >> in his last interview with oprah nearly two years ago, lance armstrong got a hero's welcome. now disgraced and labeled as a cheater, he will face a much tougher audience when he sits with her again. but if, as expected, armstrong confesses to doping, it would likely come only after the statute of limitations on perjury charges ran out. following this strong den
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Jan 16, 2013 1:40am PST
country. >> clearly big controversy. listen to this one. the national rifle association releasing a new video on its website tuesday. it calls president obama a, quote, elitist hypocrite, for having secret service protection of his daughters at school but saying he was skeptical about installing guards in all schools. >> i think what's fascinating about that particular video, it starts out by saying in sort of this booming voice, are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? >> don't you think that's c confusing the issue a little? he's the president. i mean, come on. >> clearly, but it goes to show you how emotional this issue is. >> absolutely. so let's cloud the issue so we can't get to the bottom of it, right? >>> all right. more trouble this morning for the boeing dreamliner. two japanese airlines have grounded their fleets of 787s after an emergency landing in western japan. the flight was headed to tokyo this morning when its battery alarm si
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Jan 13, 2013 5:00am PST
with i countries are hardest hit. >>> this morning the treasury department said the trillion dollars coin idea to solve the debt crisis is off the table. some of president barack obama's liberal ally as has been promoting it. the trillion dollars coin fast and draw the funds to pay bills should congress fail to raise the debt ceiling. treasury officials say it's illegal to mint a coin for a purpose like that. >>> he's considered one of the greatest cyclists of all-time but hanging over his head are charges of doping to achieve that success. well now lance armstrong may be coming clean about drug use during his tour de france races. abc news reporter mark greenblat has the latest. >> in his last interview with oprah nearly two years ago, lance armstrong got a hero's welcome. now disgraced and labeled as a cheater, he will face a much tougher audience when he sits with her again. but if, as expected, armstrong confesses to doping, it would likely come only after the statute of limitations on perjury charges ran out. following this strong denial under oath. >> i just want to make sure y
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